Twilight (2008) (part 6 of 9)

Next day at school, Bella stands very still while people walk past her in slo-mo. Edward shows up, wearing the exact same outfit he’s worn for the last few scenes. He also must have posed in it for his action figure, because that’s what mine is wearing.

Bella walks off into the forest by the school, and Edward follows in slo-mo. Yes, now that she’s seen all the dangerous powers he has and she’s half convinced that he’s a vampire, the first thing she wants to do is be alone in an isolated spot with him.

Somewhere, Darwin is nodding in satisfaction.

Edward catches up with her in a misty clearing straight out of The Fellowship of the Ring. Without turning around, Bella starts to rehearse for the trailer with this little monologue.

Bella: You’re impossibly fast, and strong. Your skin is pale white, and ice cold. And sometimes you talk like you’re from a different time. You never eat or drink anything, you don’t go out into the sunlight…

You know, even after all the times I’ve seen this movie I’m still confused by the “talks like he’s from a different time” thing. I keep forgetting to listen for it, but so far I’ve never noticed him doing anything of the sort. Maybe it happened off-screen? Did anyone else spot anything? Okay, he used way too many ellipses and kept changing the subject abruptly… is that how people talked in the 1920s? I don’t know, but it makes no sense to me.

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In a moment of frustration, Edward tries pinching Bella on the arse to see if she’ll change her expression.

Bella asks how old he is. He replies that he’s seventeen. But he’s been seventeen for a while. You know, I saw Let the Right One In a few days ago, and it had a line that was almost exactly the same. Coincidence? Homage? Theft? Either way I hope this movie doesn’t end with a bunch of Bella’s schoolmates being ripped limb from limb. Okay, it would make the movie way more exciting, but I like them too much to want that to happen.

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